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Oprah African School Worker Suspended

10/20/2007 12:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

OprahA dorm matron at Oprah's school for disadvantaged girls in South Africa has been suspended amidst allegations of serious misconduct, the AP is reporting. Winfrey released a statement regarding the issue, saying, "Nothing is more serious or devastating to me than an allegation of misconduct by an adult against any girl at the academy."

CEO John Samuel said on Friday that an internal inquiry had been initiated ''based on one serious claim of misconduct involving a dormitory parent.'' The accused is no longer on campus and details of the incident were not disclosed.

Police said they had been informed of the allegation, but weren't investigating at this stage.

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31.

Allred Tree    

Oprah needs to get her ENORMOUS BEHIND out of the USA and move to AFRICA permanently. If she wants to run this school she needs to be on the premises FULL-TIME. She really deserves to be punished for causing these girls to come to harm and I hope THEIR PARENTS SUE HER FOR EVERY PENNY SHE HAS!!!

That should teach Oprah a thing or two. This school is nothing but another ego trip for herself who will never be thin or white. She knows NOTHING WHATSOEVER ABOUT RUNNING A SCHOOL and does not even have a teaching credential. She is lucky one of these "girls" was not killed at her school. This school should BE CLOSED!!!


2518 days ago
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KELLIE    

OPRAH IS THE BIGGEST NARCISSISTICMCELEB AROUND!!! LOOK AT HER MAGS...HER UGLY FACE ON EVERY SINGLE COVER!!! SHE IS SOOOO RICH...SHE CAN GIVE SOME OF HER MONEY 2 MEXICO...SO THE WETBACKS WONT KEEP CRAWLING CROSS THE BORDER! OPRAH LIKES ATTENTION...AND SHE MAKES IT SEEM LIKE SHE IS ALL CARING,AND NICE,AND ALL THAT CRAP....SHE I ASELFCENTRED BITCH!

2516 days ago
33.

Mckenzie    

Please stop fawning over this woman for Christ sakes. Don’t you realize every time she makes a donation it's nothing to her? Look she has billions of dollars, so giving a way a few million would be like me giving $50 I mean seriously people, wake up. Oprah is not a saint. She is a human being. She's incredibly self-centered and if a copy of her magazine ever hits the stand without her face on the cover I'll pass out in shock. Oprah loves Oprah. All the people who fawn over her are an embarrassment to themselves.
Oprah’s favorite things pass the sick bucket...bughhhabeugh!

2516 days ago
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KELLIE    

she thinks she is white...and she is a fatass bitch...a narcissist

2515 days ago
35.

knowall    

Oprah is a bigot-that explains the lack of any presence on her show of Asians or Latins.Its a Black and white world for her. Also a blonde world the way she fondles or stares with desire at every pretty blonde on her stage.

2514 days ago
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Allred Tree    

Yes it is disgusting the way she fondles certain guests on her show. It is especially repulsive when she does one on bra fitting - Oprah puts her hands all over the models on these shows and look at the staff she hired for her so-called school.

Just tonight, it was announced they arrested one of these perpetrators at this school. It is really no surprise. Oprah should be prosecuted and this school shut down. It is all her fault for hiring the staff and not allowing the girls to contact their families who were complaining that the place was being run like a prison. What did she expect?

This woman had the girls performing lewd acts and lots of the staff knew what was going on. I bet everybody in the whole place knew and this probably began as soon as the opening ceremonies were over and all the parents went home. I can just see the whole place being taken over by these acting out girls running naked through the hallways and swinging from the rafters like a bunch of naked monkeys for the entertainment of the staff hired and hand picked by none other than Oprah Winfrey! She could not brag enough and put on her phony accent when she was in Africa. The pictures of Oprah with her hands all over these girls are disgusting.

2514 days ago
37.

Allred Tree    

Oprah probably measured every one of these girls personally to make sure they had the right size bra!

No wonder she had to pay Stedman so much HUSH MONEY!

I remember getting the creeps when reading some of Oprah's comments about how she picked and interviewed these girls and MADE SURE they were in the "right age range" for her purposes....just as any child molesting pedophile does.

2513 days ago
38.

KELLIE    

I BELIEVE THERES A REASON SHE ISNT MARRIED...AND CHILDLESS....I THINK SHE IS A LESBO

2513 days ago
39.

sandy    

i can't believe that she would say that this is the worst thing in her life, worse than giving up a child! i guess she is worried about a lawsuit and i am sure that somebody is going to slap her with one, with her deep pockets. she is just trying to minimize the damage.

2511 days ago
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PEACE    

Here's a rundown of Forbes' 20 Richest Women in Entertainment:

1. Oprah Winfrey, $1.5 billion

2. J.K. Rowling, $1 billion

3. Martha Stewart, $638 million

4. Madonna, $325 million

5. Celine Dion, $250 million

6. Mariah Carey, $225 million

7. Janet Jackson, $150 million

8. Julia Roberts, $140 million

9. Jennifer Lopez, $110 million

10. Jennifer Aniston, $110 million

11. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, $100 million

12. Britney Spears, $100 million

13. Judge Judy Sheindlin, $95 million

14. Sandra Bullock, $85 million

15. Cameron Diaz, $75 million

16. Gisele Bündchen, $70 million

17. Ellen DeGeneres, $65 million

18. Nicole Kidman, $60 million

19. Christina Aguilera, $60 million

20. Renée Zellweger, $45 million

2510 days ago
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PEACE    



There is nothing in our book, the Koran, that teaches us to suffer peacefully. Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. That’s a good religion."
-- MALCOLM X

2510 days ago
42.

PEACE    

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything."

"We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us."

"Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today

2510 days ago
43.

PEACE    

"I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color."

2510 days ago
44.

PEACE    

Vote Obama 2008
Barack Obama for President

2510 days ago
45.

judy alsop    

CAN SOMEBODY TELL OPTAH THEY ARE NOT HER GIRLS YOU CANT BUY CHILDREN PUT THEM IN A POSH SSCHOOL AND THEN TELL THEIR PARENTS WHAT TO DO THIS IS SO RIDICULOUS WHY NOT BUILD TEN NORMAL SCHOOLS THEY DONT NEED CELL PHONES AND DESIGNER UNIFORMS THEY ARE NOT YOUR KIDS I THINK YOU HAVE LOST THE PLOT WALKING ALLOVER THEIR PARENTS TREATING THEM LIKE THEY DONT MATTER I WOULDNT BE SURPRISED IF THEY MAY HAVE MADE THIS UP TO GET OUT IT IS LIKE THEY WERE WHISKED INTO A NEW WORLD CUT IT OUT OPRAH YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON BUT YOUVE LEFT IT TOO LATE TO HAVE KIDS AND STOP CALLING THEM YOUR GIRLS ITS WEIRD WAKE UP TO YOURSELF BEFORE YOU LOSE THE PLOT

2509 days ago
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